Tool and Usage
Why this tool?
While most brute forcing tools take a similar approach, Crowbar can use different methods that are not always available in other utilities. For example, Crowbar can use SSH keys, instead of the typical username and password combination. This might be useful during penetration testing when these type of details are discovered.
Crowbar was formally known as Levye.
Usage and audience
Crowbar is commonly used for penetration testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
History and highlights
- Demo at Black Hat USA 2014 Arsenal
- Demo at Black Hat USA 2015 Arsenal
Supported operating systems
Crowbar is known to work on Linux.
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